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Healing & nostalgic taste: Mitarashi Dumplings: From Japanese Cooking Lesson

Updated: May 8

Hello,from jci_japanculinaryinstitute!

Today I would like to introduce you to the Japanese confectionery "Mitarashi Dango"

Dumplings are a staple of Wagashi .

Mitarashi dumplings are skewered dumplings covered with sugar-soy thickening kudzu bean paste.

The origin of Mitarashi dango dates back to a festival at Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto, where they were made as an offering to the gods. The name "Mitarashi dango" came from the fact that they were made to resemble the bubbles in the Mitarashi no Ike (Mitarashi Pond) on the shrine grounds.

Seasoned with sugar and soy sauce, this wagashi is perfect even for those who do not like sweet.

In this J C I lesson, the dumplings are baked before being tossed in the thickening kuzu.

The baked savory flavor and the thick kuzu (sweet bean paste) match each other perfectly. There were many "delicious" comments from those attended the lesson.

Can you imagine the taste?

If you would like to try, let's make it together at JCI!

We're waiting for you!

What is JCI?

Japan Culinary Institute (JCI) is a full-scale Japanese food school where you can learn Japanese cuisine in English.

It offers excellent opportunities to learn high-level lessons from top professional chefs.

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